Meekness

meek-ness [mēknis] – noun; the feeling of patient, submissive humbleness, a disposition to be patient and long suffering.

The quality of meekness is often misinterpreted as “weakness.” For us to be humble and have a meek disposition, we often think we must be a “doormat” or have no backbone. Friend, this fruit of the Spirit is the exact opposite of any of those things. Meekness is a freedom from arrogance and pride. It causes us to have a low estimation of ourselves. It is not calling us to think badly of ourselves. That is another form of pride. Rather, it is calling us to realize our own faults, and in realizing that to treat our brothers and sisters in Christ with love and humility. Meekness is humility. We are called to be meek not weak!

Reflect:
Why do you think it is oftentimes difficult to BE meek?

In what ways did Christ demonstrate meekness?

How can you “consider others more significant than yourself” today?

Verses:
Philippians 2:3-8 “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

1 Peter 5:6 “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,”

Quote:
“Meekness is power under control.” – Warren Wiersbe

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